Canon Powershot S230 Review
Playback Screens & Menus
When you select Playback mode the last picture taken is displayed. You can
move backward or forward through the images using the LEFT and RIGHT buttons. The
amount of overlay information displayed is controlled by pressing the DISP button.
This frame shows the default information, across the bottom is 4/9 which means image
4 of 9 total. Superfine/Large image and the time and date it was captured.
Pressing the DISP button again brings up further icons to indicate the capture mode (auto, manual, movie), flash mode, exposure compensation, white balance, ISO speed and metering. In the upper right corner is the exposure histogram.
If you press the DISP button again all of the overlay information is removed. This is
good for when you are showing the pictures on the TV and don't want the info displayed.
You can quickly search through stored images using the Index playback function
which is actuated by pressing the Wide zoom control button. Nine thumbnail size
images will be displayed and you can select one using the LEFT or RIGHT buttons
and then pressing the Telephoto zoom button. Pressing the Wide button again while
put you in jump mode where you can backward or forward a page at a time.
The image can be magnified up to 10x in ten steps by pressing the telephoto zoom
button. Once the image is enlarged you can move around inside of it using the 4-way
Movie clips can be played in-camera but to hear the audio the A/V cable must be hooked up
to a TV, the S230 has no onboard speaker. Movies can be replayed with audio on
Extended "info" may also be displayed for the movie clips.
Movie clips can also be edited in-camera.
Pressing the MENU button brings up this page of options. Protect or unprotect
image(s), rotate image for display on TV (Not necessary if you shot the picture with
the Auto Rotate option enabled), Erase all will delete ALL the images, Slide Show is for
automated playback on a TV, Print Order lets you set the DPOF printing information.
The Setup sub-menu lets you to turn the Beep sounds on/off, enable the Auto Power Down option (off, on), set the time and date in the internal clock, format the CF card, set the menu language, specify the video out format (NTSC or PAL) and the USB protocol (Normal for Windows PCs or PTP for Macs.)
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